Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing Technology Centre


Dr Chris O'Malley

Senior Lecturer


Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Degree Programme Director (Chemical Engineering UG Programmes excluding H815)
  • Stu Brew - Head Brewer & Academic Lead


  • MEng (Hons) - 1st class, Chemical & Process Engineering (2004) from Newcastle University
  • EngD - Bioprocess Leadership (2009) from University College London
  • NTA - Newcastle Teaching Award (2011)
  • CASAP - Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practise (2013)


  • TEAs (2019) - Outstanding Contribution to Employability 


  • Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA

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Research Interests

Bioprocessing, Data Analysis, Classification, Multivariate Statistics, Brewing

Other Expertise

Process Control, Process Optimisation, MATLAB

Recent Projects

EPSRC Industrial CASE with Northumbrian Water Group Ltd

EPSRC Industrial CASE with GlaxoSmithKline

Sustainable Brewing Design & Operation

Gin production in Northumberland

Stu Brew Europe's first Student Run Microbrewery

iTeach - Improving Teaching Effectiveness in Chemical Engineering Education

Mass Spectral Fingerprinting Project - A collaborative research project between Newcastle University, Lonza Biologics & the University of Kent, with the aim of looking at methods of improving the selection of highly producing cell lines during commercial monoclonal antibody production.

RealWire Project - A collaborative research project with RealWire investigating methods of improving relevance criteria within their press release distribution tool. 


Undergraduate Teaching

CME1026 - Process Measurement, Dynamics & Control

CME2029 - Process Measurement, Dynamics & Control

CME3039 - Plant Design: Brewing Process Design

CME8120 - Advanced Design Project

CME8124 - Multivariate Methods